Do you have a lighthouse in mind?
It was a dark and stormy night. The officer on the bridge came to the captain and said, “Captain, captain, there is a light in our sea lane and they won’t move.”
那是個漆黑的，狂風暴雨的夜晚，大副從駕駛艙里面走出來走向船長說;“船長，我們的海道上有燈光，而且他們不愿移開?！?br /> “What do you mean they won’t move? Tell them to move. Tell them starboard right now.”
“他們不愿意移開使什么意思?叫他們移開，告訴他們立即右偏?！?br /> The signal was sent out, “starboard, starboard.” The signal comes back, “starboard yourself.”
“I can’t believe this. What’s going on here? Let them know who I am,” the signal was sent out, “this is the mighty Missouri, starboard,” the signal comes back, “this is the lighthouse.”
My friends, correct principles are lighthouses, they do not move. They are natural laws. We cannot break them. We can only break ourselves against them. We might as well learn them, accommodate them, utilize them and be grateful for them. Then it enlarges us and emancipates us and empowers us.
Eliot once said something I think is appropriate as we come to the conclusion to our visit together. He said, “We shall never cease from striving, and the end of all of our striving will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time.”
Confidence is More Than an Attitude
Nothing succeeds like confidence.When you’re truly and justifiably confident, it radiates from you like sunlight,and attracts success to you like magnet.
It’s so important to believe in yourself. Believe that you can do it,under any circumstances. Because if you believe you can,then you really will.That belief just keeps you searching for the answers,and then pretty soon you can get it.
Confidence is more than an attitude.It comes from knowing exactly where you are going,exactly how you are going to get there.It comes from acting with integrity and confidence.It comes from a strong sense of purpose.It comes from a strong commitment to take responsibility,rather than just let life happen.
One way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
Confidence is compassionate and understanding.It is not arrogant.Arrogance is born out of fear and insecurity.Confidence comes from strength and integrity.
Confidence is not just believing you can do it.Confidence is knowing you can do it.Knowing that you are capable of accomplishing anything you want,and live your life with confidence.
Anything can be achieved through focused,determined effort,commitment and self-confidence.If your life is not what you want it to be,you have the power to change it,and you must make the changes on a moment by moment basis.Live your priorities.Live with your goals and your plan of action.Live each moment with your priorities in mind.Act with your own purpose,and you will have the life you want.
The Crow and The Pitcher
A crow felt very thirsty. He looked for water everywhere. Finally, he found a pitcher.
But there was not a lot of water in the pitcher. His beak could not reach it. He tried again and again, but still could not touch the water.
When he was about to give up, an idea came to him. He took a pebble and dropped it into the pitcher. Then he took another and dropped it in.
Gradually, the water rose, and the crow was able to drink the water.